After speculation linking him with moves back to Scotland, ex-Dundee United striker Pavol Safranko won’t be playing in the SPFL this season.

Former United boss Csaba Laszlo has snapped him up for Romanian side Sepsi OSK.

Safranko has moved to Romania. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Safranko joins another former Tangerine man at the Romanian outfit, Rachid Bouhenna, after the defender joined Laszlo’s side earlier this summer.

It ends the speculation for now as to whether Safranko will be coming back to Scotland.

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Dundee United and others priced out of a Safranko move

Robbie Neilson would have loved to have had the Slovakian back in his Tannadice plans. Money played a big part in the downfall of any Tayside move for the forward.

Neilson wanted Safranko back at Dundee United. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

The Evening Telegraph reported in May that his parent club Aalborg wanted £1 million for the talisman. That, quite clearly, was way more than United could afford to offer the Danish side.

The report linked Premiership sides Aberdeen and Rangers to him also. A seven figure fee would have been steep for either of them, never mind United in the Championship.

Most recently St Mirren were linked by the Daily Record with a loan move for the Slovakian, but nothing ever came of it.

St Mirren wanted Safranko reportedly. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Last season Safranko netted 15 goals in Tangerine, becoming the club’s joint-top scorer alongside Nicky Clark. A big worry over the summer was who would replace Safranko and net the same amount or more than he did last term.

They seem to have found that man in Lawrence Shankland. The former Ayr United striker started his United league campaign in emphatic style, netting four against Inverness. He’ll be the man Neilson will be looking to for regular strikes.

It seems like Safranko’s time in the SPFL is over, but who knows, maybe he’ll return to these shores one day.

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